Talcum powder, particularly the kind used by Johnson & Johnson in their Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder products, has come under fire for its link to certain types of cancer. Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral used in many types of cosmetic products. However, in its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause cancer in and around the lungs when inhaled.
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Scientific studies on the relationship between cancer and talc use have been variable, but the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies the genital use of the substance as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Additionally, it has been established that talc containing asbestos is completely capable of causing cancer if it is inhaled by the people mining it and the consumers using it. Asbestos-free talc has less clear links.
A study in 1982 by Harvard researcher Daniel Cramer found a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Several more studies found an increased risk of ovarian cancer among regular users of talcum powder. Cramer recommended Johnson & Johnson put warning labels on its products, but the company refused to comply.
Many people across the United States have already begun suing Johnson & Johnson for using a product they knew could potentially cause cancer. In California, a jury recently awarded $417 million because she developed terminal ovarian cancer.
Part of the problem is Johnson & Johnson hasn’t yet put a warning label on the bottle indicating its potential link to cancer development. The job of the manufacturer is to create a safe a product as possible. If the product isn’t completely safe, it is then the responsibility of the manufacturer to warn the consumer about the consequences of using it.
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